The Kwara State Government has settled the 22.5 million outstanding debts in license renewal fees by the State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara) to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bode Towoju, who made the disclosure on Wednesday, said the debts had accumulated since 2006.
Towoju said state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had given his approval for the immediate payment of the £22.5million to NBC.
He said the state government had previously paid £10m of the original debts of £32.5m in September 2021.
“Kwara State is blessed with a responsible and very responsive Governor. This debt has been passed down from previous state administrations since 2006.
“As the person who puts Kwara first, the Governor is committed to meeting and exceeding people’s expectations, and this can also be compared to how quickly he returned the matching funds from the UBEC that the administration before him did not pay.
“Without a doubt, Kwara is indeed blessed with a good governor. No wonder he was named ‘Outstanding Governor’,” he added.
The commissioner urged the Kwarans to be assured that the administration is committed to ensuring that the state remains a moving and progressive state, calling on the people of the state to prioritize Kwara in all their dealings .